Hank Williams Jr. performs “Old Habits” On That Nashville Music.

Reached number # 6 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts a total of 13 weeks. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, It reached at number # 58. The song was included in Hank Jr.'s thirty-first studio album, Habits Old and New (Elektra / Curb 1980)

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Old Habits:

Lp cover Hank Williams Jr. ( ElektraCurb 1980 )
Lp cover Hank Williams Jr. ( ElektraCurb 1980 )

“Old Habits”, a song written and recorded by Hank Williams Jr. for the Elektra / Curb label, was recorded during the spring of 1980, at Sound Stage Studio, 10 Music Circle South, Nashville, TN, at the album recording session Hank Jr. was accompanied by: Rock Killough (rhythm guitar), Leo Jackson (rhythm guitar), Reggie Young (electric guitar), Dan Eckley (electric guitar), Randy Scruggs (acoustic guitar), Kieran Kane (mandolin), Bobby Thompson (banjo), Dick Overbey (steel amd percussion), Joe Osborn (bass), Larrie Londin and Jerry Carrigan (drums), Lisa Silver-Reynolds and Rufus Thibodeaux (fiddle), Larry Knechtel and Bobby Emmons (keyboards), J. Shane Keister (keyboards and synthesizer) + Muscle Shoals Horns + Dennis W. Wilson, Rock Killough and Sonny Throckmorton (background vocals). With Jimmy Bowen’s production, the song was released on August 30, 1980, and October 25 of 1980, reached number # 6 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts a total of 13 weeks. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, It reached at number # 58.



The song was included in Hank Jr.’s thirty-first studio album, Habits Old and New (Elektra / Curb 1980), the album was released in June 1980, reaching number # 4 of the US Top Country Albums charts, on August 12, 1980, with a total of 95 weeks remaining on the charts. On Canadian RPM Country Albums, It reached at number # 7. Habits Old and New would eventually be certified Gold by the RIAA, making it his fourth career Gold album and his third consecutive Gold while signed with Curb.





Hank Williams Jr. – Old Habits Lyrics

I kicked the habit, of smoking back sometime ago
And I tried the hard stuff, but I had to let all that go
But the toughest thing, I ever gave up was today
‘Cause old habits like you, are hard to break

I use lifesavers, to help me get off cigarettes
But you know for your love, I ain’t found no lifesavers yet
And I’ve gone cold Turkey, ’cause there’s not even one kiss a day
And old habits like you, are hard to break

Old habits like you, are hard to break
Love with someone new, is so hard to make
I had grown so used to you, and all of your ways
And old habits like you, are hard to break

Single Hank Williams Jr. ( ElektraCurb 1980 )
Single Hank Williams Jr. ( ElektraCurb 1980 )

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